Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 234 247
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13 +28
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 10 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.14% 0.13% 0.030%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.88% 1.18% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
City of London median daily rate £430 £353 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.99% -12.20% +8.88%
10th Percentile £215 £273 £393
90th Percentile £638 £446 £410
Central London median daily rate £390 £353 £402
% change year-on-year +10.64% -12.20% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £14.80 - -
Central London median hourly rate £14.80 - -

Systems Management Server (SMS) is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,130 761 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.14% 11.22% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 607 629
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £317
90th Percentile £675 £668 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 10
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £24.61 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.01% -4.43% +51.47%
10th Percentile £13.31 £15.82 £18.15
90th Percentile £25.50 £27.50 £42.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.68 £25.75
% change year-on-year -13.75% -15.81% +51.47%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the City of London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the City of London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the City of London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (50.00%) Service Management
4 5 (50.00%) Wyse
4 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
4 5 (50.00%) Altiris
4 5 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (10.00%) COM
7 1 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
7 1 (10.00%) HP
7 1 (10.00%) Reuters
7 1 (10.00%) Bloomberg
7 1 (10.00%) Retail
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) JMeter
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Desktop Support
1 6 (60.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) iPad
3 1 (10.00%) Robotics
3 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 5 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (50.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 1 (10.00%) BPMN
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) KYC
3 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (10.00%) Product Management
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Altiris
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Wyse
3 1 (10.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (10.00%) Casewise
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Reuters